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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan McNamara ...
Samson
Marissa Gibson ...
Mitjili Napanangka Gibson ...
Nana (as Mitjili Gibson)
Scott Thornton ...
Matthew Gibson ...
Samson's Brother / Verandah Band (as Matthew 'MG' Gibson)
Peter Bartlett ...
Store Manager
Noreen Robertson Nampijinpa ...
Community Lady (as Noreen Robertson)
Kenrick Martin ...
Wheelchair Boy (as Kenrick 'Ricco' Martin)
Audrey Martin ...
Payback Auntie
Fiona Gibson ...
Payback Aunty
Morgaine Wallace ...
Checkout Lady
Tony 'Brownie' Brown ...
Security Guard
Roland Gallois ...
Art Gallery Owner
Patricia Shelper ...
Art Store Lady
Alfreda Glynn ...
Art Store Customer
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges. Written by Beck Cole

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An Original and Honest Depiction of Aboriginal Life in Outback Australia
17 June 2009 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Those of us who have travelled the Australian Outback will recognise the backdrop to "Samson and Delilah" – aboriginals living in squalid housing amidst household garbage, derelict cars and ubiquitous dust. Warwick Thornton sets himself the difficult task of depicting the monotony, hopelessness and despair of this existence without boring and depressing the audience. To a large measure he succeeds, although this film will not appeal to those you go to the cinema to escape the real world. Thornton's great skill is to convey the developing relationship between the star-crossed lovers via body language rather than dialogue. The performances by untrained actors, especially Marissa Gibson (Delilah), are exceptional. Your view of this film is likely to be determined by whether you can empathise with the main characters and their inevitable misadventures. I certainly did, although I concede Samson's character was underdeveloped and very hard to like. Appropriately, the movie ends with a glimmer of hope based on the resilience and determination of aboriginal women.


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